AVForums Podcast: Episode 240 - 22nd October 2018

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
This week:

00:00:23 – Curry update and krav maga
00:08:14 – Current Competitions
00:12:16 – Steve reviews the Hisense H50A6200 LCD TV
00:22:33 – Ed reviews the Yamaha MusicCast 20 and 50 wireless speakers
00:33:45 – Steve reviews the Panasonic UB9000 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
00:47:05 – Phil and Steve review First Man
01:01:03 – Films opening this week – Bohemian Rhapsody
01:03:21 – Blu-ray releases this week – Ocean’s Eight, Hurricane, Xtro, and Night of the Demon 01:05:44 – 4K Blu-ray releases this week – Ocean’s Eight, The Cabin in the Woods, and a number of John Carpenter movies
01:07:30 – What are our favourite John Carpenter films?
01:13:43 – Goodbyes

Presented by Phil Hinton with Steve Withers, Ed Selley and Mark Botwright

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Mr Quint

Distinguished Member
Got myself the 9000 just over a week ago, then my 55" Bravia arrived on Wednesday. Absolutely blown away by this kit, watched a couple of UHD's over the weekend, when the wife has a big grin on her face it must be good.. So to say!

The 9000 just looks like a beast on the shelf, you can see and feel where your money is IMHO.

I'm happy! :)
 
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Thanks for another top podcast
Good to see Hisense driving down prices and hopefully that will have an industry wide effect but I do wonder at what cost to the people who actually make this stuff.

Favourite Carpenter film is the Thing. though I do like the FOG ... As well ..

Going to see First Man this week..
 

Sonic67

Banned
John Carpenter - The Thing, possibly the manliest film ever.
 

boabis

Active Member
Great show, very interested in the HiSense 6200, sounds like the bargain of the year.

Ludicrous how cheap these LED sets are, interesting that it has a direct backlight, assumed it would be edge-lit. If it’s accurate colour-wise, hopefully the motion is good. Coming from plasma, motion handling of LCD sometimes disappoints.
 

Lxd55

Active Member
Funny you should mention From the Earth to the Moon Steve.

Having been to see First Man am now re-watching FTETTM. Not watched it in years, partly because I have it on DVD (how snobbish of me:blush:). Did look to see if it had gone to Blu ray, but looks like it has remained DVD?? Couldn't find it on streaming services either??

Shame really, since is a cracking series, really enjoying giving it a re-watch. Have also down loaded The Right Stuff from Itunes. Based on recommendations coming back from the First Man film Review:thumbsup:
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
"Yeah well - Hurricane...I Know little about it other than it is about the fighter the Hurricane"
That was an incredibly dismissive statement, and obviously you know nothing about the Movie. It is not about the Hurricane, it is about the Polish 303 Squadron based in the Uk who flew Hurricanes against the German Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain. All Volunteers, didn't have to, and many died. Get your facts right next time.
 

boabis

Active Member
"Yeah well - Hurricane...I Know little about it other than it is about the fighter the Hurricane"
That was an incredibly dismissive statement, and obviously you know nothing about the Movie.
Probably why he said “I know little about it”. :facepalm:
 

oxfordyankee

Well-known Member
"Yeah well - Hurricane...I Know little about it other than it is about the fighter the Hurricane"
That was an incredibly dismissive statement, and obviously you know nothing about the Movie. It is not about the Hurricane, it is about the Polish 303 Squadron based in the Uk who flew Hurricanes against the German Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain. All Volunteers, didn't have to, and many died. Get your facts right next time.
How can you be so angry about this? If Steve had seen the movie or had the encyclopedic knowledge you have about the squadron and had been dismissive, you’d have a point.

Let me re-write your post for you:

Guys, I implore you to watch Hurricaine. The title is misleading, it’s not a story of the aircraft but of the men who flew them. In fact it specifically covers the actions of a group of Polish volunteers whom we tend to.know little about. Their bravery led many of them to lose their lives and it’s great to see a wider audience getting the opportunity to learn more. Go see it
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
Probably why he said “I know little about it”. :facepalm:
Sorry, no - that's like saying 3:10 to Yuma is about a Train. "I know nothing about it" would have been more accurate. If you are going to mention a Movie in a Review segment you shouldn't just guess what it is about based on the title. Ten seconds on IMDB would have given the info.:thumbsup:


How can you be so angry about this? If Steve had seen the movie or had the encyclopedic knowledge you have about the squadron and had been dismissive, you’d have a point.

Let me re-write your post for you:

Guys, I implore you to watch Hurricaine. The title is misleading, it’s not a story of the aircraft but of the men who flew them. In fact it specifically covers the actions of a group of Polish volunteers whom we tend to.know little about. Their bravery led many of them to lose their lives and it’s great to see a wider audience getting the opportunity to learn more. Go see it
Thank you - nice re-write; As you can tell, I feel pretty strongly about this subject (for Family reasons), so I can get a little over-wrought :D
 

oxfordyankee

Well-known Member
I suspected some ‘skin-in-the-game’.

Many of us tend to think of the RAF as a purely British enterprise, when, in actual fact, it was supplemented by Airman from many countries, each doing their bit to ensure the vital victories were won.

All the best.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
"Yeah well - Hurricane...I Know little about it other than it is about the fighter the Hurricane"
That was an incredibly dismissive statement, and obviously you know nothing about the Movie. It is not about the Hurricane, it is about the Polish 303 Squadron based in the Uk who flew Hurricanes against the German Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain. All Volunteers, didn't have to, and many died. Get your facts right next time.
Thanks for the info, sounds like an interesting film and one I'll try and watch when I can.
 

Sonic67

Banned
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All Volunteers, didn't have to, and many died.
Note, Poland had been invaded by Germany and Russia. Yes they were volunteers but I think when your country has been invaded and you are living in exile there's usually not a shortage of them.

I noticed one of the links for the film, called the Hurricane "obselete." Rather dubious.

The Spitfire was like a sports car and many liked it. But of those who flew a Hurricane they liked, the stable gun platform, it was steady as a rock. It could take a lot of punishment.

The pilot's visability was better in the Hurricane. In the Hurricane the nose sloped more steeply from the cockpit to the spinner. This meant better shooting conditions.

The undercarriage was wider and stronger. So landing was less tricky. It could turn inside the Spitfire and the Me109.

With the Spitfire the guns were spread wider and the recoil more noticeable. The Hurricane was rock steady.

With a Spitfire the nose could blank out the target.

This is mainly from the book, “They Flew Hurricanes” by Adrian Stewart.

Of note, those squadrons converted from Hurricanes to Spitfires often asked if they could go back. It's what you are used to and both had advantages.
 

Sonic67

Banned
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bootyman81

Distinguished Member
Where’s the mighty Hodge these days?
I miss his dulcet northern brogue
 

SonOfSJ

Well-known Member

SonOfSJ

Well-known Member
Has there ever been a two-week sequence on the podcast with such a range of nominally similar items? Last week the 85" Samsung 8K 900R television (cost £14,999) was discussed and highly praised. This week the 50" Hisense A6200 4K television (cost £379) was discussed and also highly praised!
 

SonOfSJ

Well-known Member
The discussion of Assault on Precinct 13 mentioned the tight budget, as indeed did Home Cinema Choice magazine in the link that I gave in post 17. One example of the lack of money is that there is a sequence that is exactly repeated! From 49 minutes 47 seconds elapsed, for four seconds, is duplicated at 1hr 14 minutes 39 seconds elapsed, for four seconds. This is a screen save from the repeat, with information from the display button shown:
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